Category Archives: Fighting Bob LaFollette

July 4, 2015: We Are Once Again Called To Reclaim Our Democracy

A great Jesuit once asked, “Where is it we think our dead have gone? Do we think they remain buried in the ground, or is their spirit alive with us today?” There can be little argument that Bernie Sanders’ stop in Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2015 reverberates with the message of “Fighting Bob” La Follette and his speech from July 4, 1897. Continue reading

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It Didn’t Used To Be Like This: A look back to when a U.S. Senator campaigned on $200 total

It really wasn’t that long ago when campaigns were run without the truly obscene influence of money brought on by the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United ruling. We take a look back at the great U.S. Senator Bill Proxmire, who as recently as 1982 (that’s not that long ago) ran his re-election campaign on $200. We don’t have to run our “democracy” as we do today. There are better ways. Continue reading

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Blue Jeans In High Places: Building A Home For The Politically Homeless

Mike McCabe’s new book, Blue Jeans In High Places: The Coming Makeover Of American Politics, offers ways to break out of the political entrapment of our current two-party system. “I came to the conclusion that this is a moment that cries out for some political game changers.” As he describes, we have one party that’s scary and another that is scared. Read more about the “One Party Movement” as detailed in his new book. Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Marathon Race: How Will It End?

The Wisconsin marathon race is nearing conclusion. How will it turn out? Can David take down Goliath? Hang on for the roller coaster ride of the next two weeks. Continue reading

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The Walker Recall: A Win For Democracy And Robert LaFollette

Wisconsin has shown us the way on how to save our democracy with the culmination of the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Long live democracy and the work of Robert LaFollette Continue reading

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Wisconsin Is The Real Source for Hope and Change

Forward is the only way progressives can go and Wisconsin shows us how. The state senate recall elections are August 9. Continue reading

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Fighting Bob Fest North: The Progressive Voice Will Not Be Silenced

I love my native state of Wisconsin.  And I will bear with her as she goes through this schizophrenic part of her history.  As difficult as that may be.  This week was another case in point.  Wisconsin is home to … Continue reading

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A Question of The Heart: What’s Really Afoot in Wisconsin?

Perhaps it’s time to take the discussion of what’s happening in Wisconsin and the nation to a deeper level. To date, Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to claim that his budget repair bill is about fiscal matters has been debunked and … Continue reading

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